Hood Canal Oysters

Hood Canal is the quintessential Washington State oyster. These protected inlets and shorelines are the perfect environment to grow both wild and farmed Pacific beauties!

Harvest Locations
Western Channels - Hood Canal, Washington

Size and Availability
2.75 inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
Light and clear brine with a crunchy meat and a bitter melon finish

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.2% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Favorable tides and a brisk current
  • Bottom Makeup: Rock and sand

Growout Method
Beach-grown and subjected to wave action to harden shells. Intertidally grown - goes dry at low tide, which strengthens abductor muscle. Time to market: 3 years.